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Valerie Barfield

Ms. Valerie Barfield has been in the science field for many years. She is a Nurse Practitioner and has her Masters degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Anthropology/Archaeology and has previously worked in veterinary medicine as well as in zoological park settings.
Valerie Barfield has written...
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Foundations of Gerontology
  • Health Restoration I
  • Health Restoration II
  • Health Support A
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Microbiology
  • Research in Nursing

Margo Black

Ms. Margo Black received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Harding University in 1977. She has worked for 13 years in pediatric critical care as a clinician, educator, and manager. She later worked for 10 years as a home care nurse case manager, and she is currently working in clinical research at Vanderbilt University. Ms. Black works PRN for Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee. She is also active as a CPR and ACLS instructor and serves on several health care advisory boards.
Margo Black has written...
  • Nursing Concepts 6

Sydney H. Bush-Foster

Ms. Sydney H. Bush-Foster, RN, BSN, MSN, ACNP, has worked in the nursing profession since 1995. She currently is an instructor at Kramer School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University, and is working toward a Ph.D. in Public Health at Oklahoma University. Ms. Bush-Foster has rewritten orientation manuals for RNs working in various areas of nursing. She also was a Clinical Educator for Transplant and Surgical Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has practiced as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and has served on the faculty of both Vanderbilt University Medical School and Vanderbilt University Nursing School. Prior to obtaining her masters degree, Ms. Bush-Foster worked as a surgical and cardiac critical care nurse. In addition to her certification as a nurse practitioner, Ms. Bush-Foster is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is a Basic Life Support Instructor.
Sydney H. Bush-Foster has written...
  • Here's To Your Health

Allan Hart

Mr. Allan Hart, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy and has done graduate studies in plant and soil sciences. As an undergraduate at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Mr. Hart began his writing career penning articles for his college magazine. As a graduate assistant, he taught an undergraduate level course entitled Man and His Environment. He has worked as a research technician for a major agri-chemical company. At the United States Department of Agriculture's research headquarters in Beltsville, Maryland, Mr. Hart's duties included writing research project reports and co-authoring numerous published technical articles. Mr. Hart also co-authored numerous scientific papers on his specialty and helped to develop demonstration and production sludge composting projects in the United States and Canada.

Mr. Hart also earned a reputation as an excellent writer in a second career as a police officer and detective, where clear and concise documentation of the "who, what, when, where, why, and how" of investigations was critical to obtaining a high conviction rate.
Allan Hart has written...
  • The Civil War & Reconstruction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environment & Humanity
  • History of Nazi Germany
  • History of the United States I
  • History of the United States II
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Social Science & History
  • Technical Writing
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II

Amy Johnson

Ms. Amy Johnson earned her degree in English and Spanish from Harding University. She has taught high school English and Spanish and has also worked as a copy editor for two magazines. Her educational background and ability to write and edit effectively have enabled her to create concise study materials which help our clients prepare for college-level proficiency exams.
Amy Johnson has written...
  • English Composition & Essay

Scott Kimball

Mr. Scott Kimball, the original writer of the Sociology course, has been in the field of education for many years. Mr. Kimball received his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Dallas. He continued his education and was awarded his Master of Arts degree in American Studies also by the University of Dallas. During his educational studies, Mr. Kimball also served as a teacher for a number of years. Following his years of teaching, he served as an administrator on the secondary level.
Scott Kimball has written...
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Science & History

Melissa Lyons

Ms. Melissa Lyons, RN, MSN, and CSFNP, received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama. She then worked for 10 years at Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital in its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. During this time, she completed her master's degree in Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Lyons has also taught at Vanderbilt's School of Nursing in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.
Melissa Lyons has written...
  • Management in Nursing
  • Nursing Concepts 3
  • Nursing Concepts 5
  • Professional Nursing: Issues and Concepts

Debra Moore

Ms. Debra Moore, owner of iStudySmart.com, wrote much of the original Humanities and Microbiology courses. Ms. Moore received her Master of Arts Degree from Austin Peay State University. Following college, Ms. Moore taught at the college level for five years in the Humanities Department. She has studied test-taking extensively, both during her college education and her years in business.
Debra Moore has written...
  • Humanities
  • Microbiology

Sherri Lynn Murdock

Ms. Sherri Lynn Murdock has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Alabama. Ms. Murdock taught algebra, mathematical reasoning, and statistics at the University of Alabama for three years. She then worked as a statistician in research and is presently employed by a software company as a project coordinator.
Sherri Lynn Murdock has written...
  • Statistics

Eleanor Nahley

Ms. Eleanor Nahley has worked in the nursing field for many years, including five years in critical care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received her BSN from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee; in addition, she holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University, also in Nashville.
Eleanor Nahley has written...
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Nursing Concepts 1
  • Nursing Concepts 4

Chris O'Rear

Mr. Chris O'Rear received his bachelor's degree in Biology from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1987 and his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1993. He has worked as an alcohol and drug counselor in a school-based program in Nashville, Tennessee, and as a chaplain for an outpatient treatment program in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1997, Mr. O'Rear was listed in Outstanding Young Americans. Currently, he works as a Pastoral Counselor in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chris O'Rear has written...
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Fundamentals of Counseling
  • World Religions

William Don Raffield

Mr. William Don Raffield, Sr., is a retired teacher and department chairman, having taught at the secondary school level for over thirty years. He has a M.Ed. in curriculum development and is proficient in preparing and implementing course curricular for numerous educational programs.
William Don Raffield has written...
  • History of Nazi Germany

Jana Ritchie

Ms. Jana Ritchie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Harding University. She has worked as a high school math teacher, computer programmer, and plan administrator for an actuarial firm.
Jana Ritchie has written...
  • Algebra

John Russell

Mr. John Russell received his Bachelor's degree with majors in History and Philosophy in 1979 from Trinity College, Deerfield, Illinois. Mr. Russell has, combined, over 20 years of experience in business, writing, and corporate training and development.
John Russell has written...
  • Principles of Management

Judy Simpson

Dr. Judy Simpson is an outstanding professor at one of Texas' fine universities. For years she has taught in the area of literature, seeking to convey to her students an appreciation for the humanities. Dr. Simpson has also served as chairman of her English Department. She is perceived by her students as a professor who cares about their education and communicates her knowledge well.
Judy Simpson has written...
  • American Literature
  • Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
  • English Literature
  • Ethics
  • Humanities

Michelle Smalling

Ms. Michelle Smalling received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Samford University with a double major in Marketing and Finance. She also has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a Finance concentration from Middle Tennessee State University. In addition, Ms. Smalling has over five years of experience in the banking industry where she has utilized both marketing and finance skills.
Michelle Smalling has written...
  • Business Law II
  • Business Policy & Strategy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Labor Relations
  • Money & Banking
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Supervision
  • Production & Operations Management

Jonathan Stadler

Dr. Jonathan Stadler earned his undergraduate degree in biology and psychology at Cornell College. He then earned his master's and doctorate in psychology at Vanderbilt University. As a graduate student, Dr. Stadler received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award. He currently teaches undergraduate psychology courses.
Jonathan Stadler has written...
  • General Biology
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Life Span Develpment
  • Natural Sciences

Laurie Swanson

Ms. Laurie Swanson is a CPA and has been teaching in the accounting field for many years. Majoring in accounting, she received her Bachelor and Master's degrees from Tennessee Technological University. Her accounting credentials and college teaching experience enables her to best prepare clients for exams.
Laurie Swanson has written...
  • Information Systems & Computer Applications
  • Principles of Accounting

Jodie Yarbrough

Ms. Jodie Yarbrough, RN, BSN, graduated from Austin Peay State University with honors and is currently working in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She also has had four years of experience in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In addition to serving as a critical care nurse she also initiates educational meetings and speaks at conferences on current medical breakthroughs in her area. She maintains membership in the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She has also recently received the coveted Rosamond Gabrielson Staff Nurse Award from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Jodie Yarbrough has written...
  • Nursing Concpets 2
  • Nursing Concepts Foundations of Professional Practice